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Plains, Georgia, Baptist Church / Integration / Carter #243329

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 14, 1976
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(Studio) 1st Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, votes to admit Negroes to mbrship. Jimmy Carter role noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Plains, Georgia) Carter family shown leaving home for church. Reverend Clennon King's application for mbrship. sparked controversy. Details of meeting re: desegregation noted. [In crowd, VOICES - demand entrance to church.] [MAN - orders people to get out of way.] Ku Klux Klan members arrive from LA. [Knights of Ku Klux Klan Bill WILKINSON - offers support.] [MAN - says Hugh Carter will speak to press.] Crowd cheers Jimmy Carter. [Jimmy CARTER - voted to keep pastor, to open church to all wanting to worship.] Church has named watch-dog committee to determine sincerity of applicants for mbrship. Situation called Carter victory.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) President Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. James Sullivan, calls action of Plains church wonderful news.

Dean, Morton;
Pierpoint, Robert

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